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Web News: Essential maintenance to some key systems Thursday evening 30 June

28 June 2016

Advance notice that some key systems will be unavailable.

GMC Statement: Statement following the result of the EU referendum

24 June 2016

Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, said:

Web News: Proposals to reduce the impact of our investigations on doctors – workshop report published

10 June 2016

A report has been published from the workshop held to discuss draft proposals aimed at reducing the stress that our processes can have on doctors.

Web News: Capacity and consent: new tool to support your decision making

06 June 2016

Does my patient have capacity to make this decision about their care? Is there a valid and applicable advance refusal of treatment?

Press Release: GMC seeks three new Council members

06 June 2016

The General Medical Council (GMC) is recruiting three new members for its Council to help drive forward its work for the next four years.

Press Release: GMC urges cosmetic procedure patients to question doctors

01 June 2016

People thinking of having a cosmetic procedure are being urged to question their doctors before going ahead with treatment, in new advice issued today (Wednesday 01 June) by the General Medical Council (GMC).

Press Release: New guidance to help medical students become good doctors

27 May 2016

Understanding the importance of patient confidentiality and behaving appropriately on social media are among the professional values explained in new guidance for UK medical students.

Web News: Letter from Susan Goldsmith to Dr Chaand Nagpaul

27 May 2016

Read Susan Goldsmith's letter to Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair of the BMA General Practitioner's Committee.

GMC Statement: GMC to lead flexible training review

18 May 2016

GMC to lead a review on making training pathways more flexible

Press Release: GMC calls for more support for doctors in care of the dying

15 May 2016

The General Medical Council (GMC) has pledged to work with medical schools to expand and improve training for medical students in the care of the dying.